Monday, May 25, 2015


I finished two quilt projects this past week.  The first is the scottie pup quilt.  It was quilted with a simple meandering. An extra block became a pillow sham.  I love 1930s reproduction fabrics and I had everything for this project in my stash.

The second finish was an Illusion quilt I pieced last Fall.  I bought the beautiful Grunge fabric while we were in Hamilton at Missouri Star Quilts last October.    The object of the Illusion quilt is for the blocks to give the Illusion of floating above the background.  The flash on our camera washed out the 'floating' a bit.  I think my quilter Reggie did a great job with the scroll design.  The Grunge fabric is beautiful.  Miss Dottie can't seem to leave it alone and has claimed it as her own personal quilt.  I let her pose on it and she grumbled when I took her off.  Jeff took the pictures for me.

I am currently working on a Curved Log Cabin quilt that will be a Christmas gift for our neighbors who helped us so much last winter when Jeff was down with his hip surgery. 

I hope you found something wonderful to do this weekend.  Until next time, I wish you happy sewing. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015



In grateful memory of the men and women who have served our country and especially those who gave the ultimate gift of their lives. 

Wishing you a safe and enjoyable Memorial Weekend.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


It's been a busy few days.  Hubby has been home from work with an infection but he is beginning to feel better. 

I picked up a couple items from my LAQer Reggie.  She always manages to bring even the most humble offerings of mine to life.  I still have to add bindings but the pieces have been trimmed and are ready to be finished up.

Here's the little patchwork scottie quilt and sham I made for a future great-grandchild.  I love making baby quilts and thought I would make a few and squirrel them away for later, much later....

I still have to find binding fabric for the quilt and sham.  Fortunately almost any color will work.

Here's the Illusion quilt made from the Grunge fabric line.  I will bind it with the gray that's in the blocks.

Then, here are two rows of the Curved Log Cabin blocks sewn together.  I have all the blocks made to finish this quilt if I would stop letting myself get distracted with other quilted pretties!

I got excited over a new line of fabric that was a Daily Deal at M* yesterday, so I will probably get off on another quilting tangent when it gets here!

Wishing you all the best of the best.....Barb

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


It's not news that my sewing for 2015 has been sluggish at best.  This week I took the Illusion and the patchwork scottie dog tops to my quilter Reggie so she can bring them to life. 

My current project is a curved log cabin quilt made with Christmas colors (though not Christmas prints) for our wonderful neighbors who helped us so much this past winter while we were snowed/iced in. 

I have 24 of the 36 blocks made so far.  They will be set in the Barn Raising design, although being curved blocks they won't have the crisp angles that regular logs have.  What do you think so far ~~~  here are a few of the blocks. 

There is a wonderful tutorial for the Curved Log Cabin at Missouri Star.  This pattern uses 2.5" strips (print) and 1.5" solid strips.  I cut my own 1.5" strips from French Vanilla yardage from RJR. 

Today is going to be a quiet day here and I plan to spend a few hours in the sewing room.

Wishing you all a blessed day.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


To those of you who are mothers by birth, adoption or by heartstrings, I wish you a beautiful Mother's Day filled with appreciation and love. 

Mothering is the most challenging and rewarding endeavor on earth and you should be commended and thanked for all you do for so many. 

Blessings To You All ~ ~ ~ ~ Barb